This was inspired by a Japanese myth about how the sun and the moon went their separate ways. The moon god Tsukiyomi kills the food-goddess after she vomits up rice, fish and game infront of him! He mentions this to the sun-goddess who is so furious with him that she refuses to meet him face to face ever again, and so the day and night are always apart. So here in my picture he’s carrying his night away with him.
I made these screenprints for an exhibition held London in June called ‘Training Nature’at ‘Printroom’s ‘Home’ in Highgate http://www.printroomlondon.com/. Artists were asked to respond to the title. These creatures have had shapes shaved into their sides, which themselves in turn have become wild unpredictable things.
The printed creatures are each about 25 – 30cm long.